GSW XC's Hurricane Highlight #1: Young's Stellar Freshman Campaign

AMERICUS - The top Hurricane Highlight of the 2012 Georgia Southwestern cross country season was delivered by Jessi Young as the rookie recorded a tremendous freshman running campaign for the Lady Hurricanes.

Highlighted by three record-breaking performances, Young was honored as the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year in addition to being named to the PBC All-Conference Second Team.

Young initially broke GSW's school record as she finished in second place with a time of 21:12 at the 3rd Annual Georgia Southwestern Remembrance Run.

The Cochran, Ga. native then went on to capture her first career collegiate event as she topped her own school record to capture the individual title at the four-team Darton Invite with a time of 20:41.

She then went on to break the school record once again at the Point University Invitational as the rookie finished third overall with a time of 20:03.

At the PBC Championships, Young led Georgia Southwestern to the best finish in program history as the Lady 'Canes finished in 10th place. Young finished in 8th place on the individual side with a time of 23:11.

"Jessi had a great first-year running with us this season.  Every race was a great race for her," said Georgia Southwestern head coach Brittney Skiles. "She has a bright future and I'm really looking forward to seeing how much she accomplishes in the years ahead."

Stay tuned as tomorrow we will look at the No. 3 Hurricane Highlight of the 2012 GSW women's soccer season.